First Energy Corp. Line Troubleshooter - Springfield in Springfield, Ohio

Line Troubleshooter - Springfield

Location: Springfield, OH, US, 45505

Job Function: Lineworker

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 12287

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [OEPP]


  • Locating and repairing faults on lines and equipment;

  • Performing various operations such as paralleling circuits to restore service, isolating underground cables, switching transmission and distribution circuits;

  • Reporting at fires or scenes of accidents involving the Company; clearing wires; cutting off electric services when necessary; isolating sections of line; cooperating with public authorities in applying resuscitation and in other emergencies;

  • Making emergency repairs or determining the extent of necessary repairs; requesting the services of a line crew for major repairs;

  • Perform rubber gloving work on equipment up to 23,000 volts with one additional qualified person.

  • Performing switching and tagging operations in unattended substations, as directed;

  • Replacing customer’s fuses;

  • Receiving customer telephone calls, as required; handling appropriate trouble calls and referring others to the proper employee;

  • Handling meter turn-ons and turn-offs, connecting, disconnecting, installing and removing services; collecting money, as required;

  • Patrolling lines; checking voltages; handling voltage complaints;

  • Performing, when assigned, street light patrolling duties.

  • Patrolling street lights as assigned; replacing burned out bulbs and glassware;

  • Locating and repairing faults on street lighting circuits, which may be energized;

  • Locating and repairing faults on distribution lines which are the cause of trouble on street lighting circuits; and

  • Assisting other line serviceman in their duties;

  • Making trouble and interruption reports or reports of service calls, as required; preparing the necessary clerical work;

  • Maintaining truck stock at prescribed levels;

  • Directing and training employees assigned to the work;

  • Performing the duties of Lineman-A; and

  • Performing other work, as assigned.


  • Must have at least one year’s experience as Lineman-A, or the equivalent;

  • Must have demonstrated aptitude for and ability in the performance of the duties of Lineman-A;

  • Must have a thorough practical knowledge of the principles and operation of the Company’s electric distribution, street lighting and transmission systems in the area to which assigned, including protective devices and rubber gloving practices.

  • Must be thoroughly familiar with the location of roads, line circuits, substations and large power customers in the area to which assigned;

  • Must be thoroughly familiar with the procedures and rules for ordering out and tagging of circuits and the Company’s identification system for circuits;

  • Must be able to diagnose trouble and solve the problem encountered;

  • Must be able to make clear, concise, and accurate reports and properly receive and quickly and correctly interpret orders;

  • Must have the necessary tact, judgment, pleasant manner and neat appearance for handling calls on customers’ property;

  • Must know the principles of operation and the proper application of fire fighting equipment installed on the properties or equipment to which assigned, and the first aid, safety and resuscitation practices prescribed by the Company; and

  • Must have a valid Class A CDL.

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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